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maryland. lack for temperatures to climb to 84 by noon. 88 by knife clock and a high of 90. south winds at ten. right now angie, 6:00 a.m. hour. >> all right. we are ready for a new hour. happy tuesday, everybody. fairfax county schools are ready for a new year. be careful. more buses are hitting the road. 66, we are slow already. take you outside from 50 to 123. the delay is growing toward nutley. keeping it moving the next check is 495 in virginia watching the congestion build around the braddock road area up to 66 you are fine. what you are looking at here is 270. heading southbound you have volume between germantown road to 370. on the outer loop, you are looking at plus seven minutes make it from new hampshire to georgia. no incidents or accidents or along the way. and finally wrap with a map. route 4, branch avenue, crane highway, watching volume pick up. no major problems to report in these neck of the woods.
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it is 6:01. back to you. at the top of the hour, here's a look at the stories happening today. it is back to school today in northern virginia. a dozen districts return including fairfax, arlington, louden and prince william counties. we will have a live report from vienna in four minutes. >> the former jetblue flight attendant who made national headlines last month heads to court. steven slater told off passengers, grabbed a beer and went down the emergency chute. he is charged with criminal mischief. the u.s. is bidding to host the 2018 to 2022 event and washington could host some of the games. rfk stadium held games in 1894. also today employees at discovery communications head back to work. their offices are back open for the first time since the standoff. lindsey mastis live in downtown silver spring with more on the story.
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good morning, lindsey. >> reporter: good morning. discovery's 1900 employees were granted what is called liberal leave. that means they didn't have to come back to work until today. so far we have seen some people walking around the building but it is still early. some employees returned to the discovery headquarters the next day, right after the attacks because during the evacuation many people left their personal items like car keys, clap tops and cell phones. discovery had a dozen grief counselors on hand to help employees. >> it just makes me really sad that these kinds of senseless acts of violence are going on and people can't find a more creative way to protest than traumatizing thousands of people. >> reporter: i talked with a spokeswoman from discovery about coming back to work and she said most employees arening a to get back to work. i asked her about security precaution and she says they beefed up security over the past six days but they are not willing to go in to details
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about what has been done. >> reporter: reporting live in silver spring, lendcy mastis, 9 news now. >> a lot of the discovery workers will probably be using the red line. the trains are moving again through stations closed over the weekend. the tacoma silver spring, forest glen, wheaton and glenmont stations were shut down for required maintenance work. workers installed new track, safety lights and made other upgrades. the white house is putting the finishing touches on a tax plan designed to help businesses and add jobs. the incentives would allow businesses to write off all new investments if plant and equipment until 2011. president obama assured labor day crowd in milwaukee the $50 billion program will not add to the deficit. >> i'm going to keep fighting every single day, every single hour, every single minute to turn this economy around and put people back to work. >> reporter: with mid-term elections aapproaching some political observers say even
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democrats may have a tough time supporting any new plan aassociated with spending. summer vacation ends today for a does -- dozen school districts in the virginia area. it is back to school. here's a rundown of who is going back to school school bells will be ringing this morning. the biggest district on the list is fairfax county. kristin fisher is live outside of james madison high school with a preview of the fest day back. good morning. >> you know that summer is really over when fairfax county heads back to school. as of today, all school systems in the dc area will be back in session. you know there's certainly some perks when it comes to being the last school system in the
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area to head back to school but there's some serious disadvantages, especially when it comes to procrastinating parents. and here's what i'm talking about. yesterday stores like target, wal-mart and staples were packed parent an kids buying last-minute supplies. 175,000 students will be starting school in fairfax county public schools making fairfax by far the largest school system in virginia an the 12th large nest the entire u.s. but hen you are dealing with those numbers, coupled with the pack you are the last system in the area to start school in many parents said they could hardly find any supplies left on the shelves. >> went to the store to get composition notebooks and pencils and there aren't any. >> there's almost nothing left in there. it is pretty picked over. we came here -- i can't remember if it was this target, even ten days ago, it was hard to find what we needed. >> reporter: now another
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challenge at the start of fairfax county school year is the same thing other school systems across the county and country are dealing with and that is budget cuts. you have enrollment the highest it has ever been but there's less money to pay for it. it is all about doing more with less money and that is something many schools an businesses are having to dell with during these tough economic times. >> the bomb line, what can you tell us about new fees students and their parents will be facing in fairfax county this year. >> that's one of the ways that fairfax county public schools are trying to make up for additional costs. for instance, there's a ton of new student fees really. parents will have to shell out $75 for each advanced placement or international baccalaureate taste that their child takes and also it will cost parents of new students at fairfax schools $100 for every sport their child plays.
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so certainly we will see some extra fees in both of those regards an it hits parents harder but it is really the only thing the school system could do to make up for the high enrollment an all of those budget cuts. >> all right. going to be a tough year for some of those parents who have to shell out that amount of money. thank you. a preliminary investigation determined an engine fire caused a series of explosions in the tysons corner garage. it happened though first floor of the garage across from nordstroms last night one car caught fire and the flames destroyed two nearby vehicle and damaged five more. reports of loud noises turned out to be tires exploding because of the heat. this morning, we are following a developing story. the second shooting in two days in northeast washington that sent teens to the hospital. this latest shooting happened last night on 53rd street near cloud place in northeast. a man and two teenager girls were shot.
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all have nonlife-threatening injuries. weed to you yesterday morning about a shooting just a block from there on sunday night. no arrests in either case. it is 8 after the hour. in three minutes, mayor fenty talks about the ratio -- rabel gap in polls which show him trailing in the primary. >> obviously there's been a disconnection that is more than just results. going forward we need to bridge that connection. >> reporter: our bruce johnson sits down with mayor fenty and his wife michelle. but right now it is our focus on maryland's weather and traffic. here's howard. >> good morning, maryland. looking fine out there for your tuesday. little cool in spots this morning especially out west but for the most part it will be another sweet day around here. although we need some rain. clear skies this morning. we start with 60s out there. at 9:00 looking at 60s in western maryland. 74 camp springs. by noon, look at that, frederick 87 degrees. the bay keeping annapolis and eastn in the upper 70s and
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lower 80s. and this afternoon pushing the t 0-degree mark and perhaps a little cooler by the bay thanks to southerly winds off the cooler waters but 92 in frederick. 87 gaithersburg. >> hot, hot, hot. hey, everybody. we are tracking the maryland roadways and we come to you from river road in goldsbo rock. looks great out here. no problems over to connecticut avenue and bradley boulevard. everyone is moving at speed. check on southbound bw parkway. looks like a smooth ride past 32. continuing past 198 making your way to powder mill. it is 6:09. hope you are off to a terrific tuesday. 9 news now will be right
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good morning. we are back with an exclusive campaign 2010 interview. 9 news now sat down with mayor fenty and his wife michelle. mayor fenty is trailing in the polls and a loss in next week's primary would be the biggest fall in the city's young history of electing its leaders. so how did fenty get to this.? we got answers from me mayor himself and his wife michelle. they sat down for an interview at their home in northwest. >> if you do not find it in your heart to forgive me and give me a second chance i will have no one to blame but
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myself. >> why are you asking them to forgive you? >> for not making an adjustment fast enough. we have to be more inclusive and engage more. we have to make people feel more part of the process. >> everything that he's ever done is for his community. >> reporter: his wife michelle fenty appealing to voters after being about sen from the campaign almost from the start. >> i'm hearing people describe my husband using adjectives that are absolutely shocking. >> reporter: mayor fenty won't say he was personally hurt when a poll showed him trailing gray by 17 points. >> huh are you doing, brother? >> reporter: his wife of 13 years and the mother of his children said it for him. >> it was heart breaking to think that there were so many people in this city, in his city, the city he was born and raised in, that feel that he's disconnected from the issues. >> one more year! >> how is it that a city is so
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divide racially. the majority of white people love the job you are doing. black people just the opposite. >> it is bigger than me. that's for sure obviously there's been a disconnection with more than just results. going forward we need to bridge that connection. >> reporter: four years ago, mayor fenty was the unifying candidate. he won every precinct but heading to the democratic primary the polls show that a majority of african-american voters are given up on fenty. >> i think it is because they don't know him. and he didn't give them a chance to get to know him. i think that's part of him being a young politician and not being able to read what people want to see and feel. >> reporter: she says she's prepared if they lose. life will go on. he will only say, again and again that he kept his word to get things done. among other things, student
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test scores up, crime is down. bruce johnson, 9 news now. >> mayor fenty told bruce he has a plan for getting out his vote on primary day. he is outspending gray by four to one. bruce johnson sits down with gray and his family later this week. it is 6:14. we say good morning to howard bernstein. he has our back to school forecast. everyone is back now. >> i think i will give today an a. >> good. first grade of the year. >> hair too warm to get the a plus but a great effort out of the the gate here. we need some rain and may get it over the weekend. and a slim chance of a shower tomorrow but i'm not going to wager on that. get you going with the momslikeme.com bus stop forecast. this tuesday morning it is nice out there, clear and mild in the 60s and 70s. sun is coming up in a little while. it is getting later and later. look at that 40 almost if my eyes are going on me. 42 on the sunrise.
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73 by 9:00. 84 at lunchtime and 88 for 5:00 p.m. and we have a lot of sunshine today. highs will be around 90 degrees. south winds at ten. that's humid breeze for us. clear to partly cloudy tonight, lows in the mid-60s. low 70s in town. by the bay, southern maryland, 7:29 on the sunset and wednesday, sunny and hot, breezy at times. slim chance of a shower midday with a front. highs of 90. we could have gusts to 20 miles an hour. we have 60s and 70s in southern maryland. a few spots dipped in the 50s like manassas. winchester 64. steve in cross junction, 58 degrees for him. cumberland is 55. leesburg, frederick and culpeper at 61 this morning. bowie, 4 out in bowie. 70 degrees a couple of clouds out there. humidity is 73% and there's the winds out of the south at 8 miles an hour. ahead of this storm system, this one is tracking to the north. so much of the moisture with it
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up here. cold front approaching chicago and st. louis and oklahoma city. you can see the thin line of clouds there, down toe south. first to the north, there's the showers we are not seeing and down to the south this is tropical storm hermine if you will. tornado watch in parts of texas and had it had a well defined center. it came on shore last night. south of brownsville, northern mexico. winds down to 50. it will weak and move through texas and bring the moisture with it. could be eight inches of rain in spots. we will see if some of this heads orway potentially by sunday. that's what we will be watching and this front, this is the one that's coming here this evening near indianapolis. tomorrow comes through midday. bringing us some winds but not much in the way of rain chances. 90 today. 90 tomorrow. breezy day tomorrow as we dry out behind the front. look at thursday an friday in
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the upper 70s. over the weekend back in the 80s but a chance of shower and storms and redskins play sunday night with dallas and could be a couple of showers for that. right now an overview of the viewing area reveals we are in gad shape as far as accidents are concerned. let's talk about the slough goes. moving to 95 northbound. two delays on our hands. prince william parkway to lorton plus five to ten minutes to make it through that and slow newington to backlick. on 395 looks like a good am of drivers between the beltway and seminary and the pentagon to the 14th street bridge. moving to the district, more volume is building between times building and this spot at bladensburg road. and 2670 southbound looks like you are filling outwon germantown road to falls factor in extra five minutes, and that delay is growing. back to you. our time is 6:18.
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today christian, jewish and muslim leaders will meet in washington to hold an emergency spore face meeting. it wants to tackle what is called the growing religious fear. and they address the plans of a church in gainesville, florida. it is planning burn a koran day on saturday. that would be the ninth anniversary of this september 11 september 11th attacks. the pastor wants to burn the holly muslim book to draw attention to radical islam. among the outspoken critics, leaders of our troops in iraq and afghanistan. >> we are not debating the first amendment rights that people have. but their actions will jeopardize the safety of the young men and women who are serving in uniform over here. >> if people should lose their life that would be tragic. still i must say that we feel that we must sooner or later stand up to islam. and if we don't, it's not going
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to go away. >> reporter: the church faces a fine from the city of gainesville if it burns the korans because it denied the pastor a permit to do so. an environmental activist known as the bag monster will appear at the washington monday numb today. he made a visit to dupont circle on monday. andy keller wants plastic bags banned. his costume is made up of 45,000 bags an he says that is how many bags an american uses in a lifetime. ahead in sports, the prognosis on mcnabb for the redskins season opener. and hokey nation comes to fedex field. in three minutes the exciting matchup between virginia tech and boise state. we'll be right back. you are watching 9 news
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there's something you never hear vince gray talk about: his record running dc's department of human services. why? under gray, dhs lost out on millions of federal dollars for missing paperwork; lost money for the homeless; even lost track of foster children. a court ordered gray's department to improve child services. gray's not a bad guy but he was a bad manager.
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good morning. welcome back to 9 news now at 6:23. time for the wakeup sports. the virginia tech and boise state fans who packed fedex field last night got their money's worth. a back and forth battle in the first week of college football. the hokies trailed 17 points after the first quarter but rallied back. in the third quarter, ty rod taylor finds him for a touch downand gave the hokies a lead boise state wasn't done. with a minute left, moore throws his third touchdown pass of the night. and virginia tech falls 33-30. now with the rest of the morning sports, here's brett haber. good morning. they have dubbed it the crab bowl because maryland and navy are the only two major college football programs in the state of maryland with campuses just 30 miles apart so you would think they would be enemies but
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you would think wrong. they have only met once in the last 44 years but that changed on monday, renewing the rivalry in baltimore. this young man from maryland is megan. the son of former giants star, david megan. maryland up 14-0 and they led 17-14 final minute. if they score here they win the game but quarterback ricky dobbs is stuck and the terps hang on to win the crab bowl by three. at redskins park, mcnasdaq nab returned to practice for the first time in two weeks. should be good to go on sunday. not so much for haynesworth. the round mound of frown demoted to the second team in yesterday's practice. the team sources telling nfl network that haynesworth will not start on send and could be deactivated. that's a quick look at sports. have a great tuesday. it is 8:25. still to come on 9 news now, investigators look in to a stable fire in west virginia. and it is back to school
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today in northern virginia. in six minutes, we will talk to fairfax county superintendent dr. jack dale. what kind of day will it be for walking to and from school? howard has the tuesday forecast when 9 news now returns. we'll be right
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youtube performed the first concert in turkey last night. thousand braved the rain to hear the band. thank you for starting your tuesday with us. i'm andrea roane. meteorologist howard bernstein is on our weather terrace with the forecast. a back to school forecast for everyone in our area. >> this is a great time of the year. we are getting toward the cooler weather. not there yet but some pleasant mornings in. while it isn't as cool as yesterday it is pretty nice out here. go to the map and show you that any clouds and rain for that matter, well to our north definitely need some but it is not coming today and a slim chance we will see it tomorrow. some showers made pennsylvania but no such luck. 70 degrees in reagan national. 60s out there. charlie in catlett was saying 58 there. 64 newlisten.
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pax river. in the low 70s by nine. 84 by noon andreaing home 88 with a high of 90-degree mark. it is supposed to be terrible traffic tuesday. angie is watching it for you. >> overall just the delays that we are dealing with that we have on our plate. take you live from sky 9. this gives you a good sampling of what we have in store for us. you see the white tops there? a lot of buses will be hitting the road. 13 school districts are returning to school today. factor in extra minutes for your commute as new routs will be set in place with more buses making frequent stops and short cuts i want to remind you through the neighborhood might not be so short anymore. move to 66 since we are in the area. slow 50 to nutley. plus, phi to ten minutes to make it through. and on the outer loop, drivers are below speed but no incidents or accidents between 95 to georgia. plus ten for that, as well.
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andrea, back to you. >> thank you, an you. the time is 31. you hear the school bell ringing and that means summer is over and the school year begins today in northern virginia. there are dozens of districts going back to school this morning. they are alexandria, arlington, fairfax, falls church, fredericksburg, king george, loudoun and manassas city. also manassas park, orange, prince william, stafford and warren counties. for all of those students it is back to school today. now the biggest school system in our region is fairfax county. kristin fisher is live outside of james madison high school in vienna where classes begin in 50 minutes. good morning, kristin. >> good morning, andrea. i'm actually standing with the man of the hour, the superintendent of fairfax county public schools dr. jack dale. thank you for being with us this morning. how's it going so far? >> easy. nothing has happened yet. we expect 2,000 more students this year, up to 177,000 kids, and we continue to grow a
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little bit each year, but this year the good news is we have not made cuts in the schools. most of the cuts were outside of the schools and other support functions which will be limited. we have to watch those but in prior years we have had to make increases in class sizes, decreasing elective opportunities here at the high school level. >> reporter: and you are not doing that this year. >> no. basically status quo from previous years. >> that's good news. like many schools having to deal with higher enrollment and less money. one way you are trying to curb cost is with new fees for new students. can you talk about that. >> we put in place $100 per sport and it replicates what happened in other counties in northern virginia. and then we are asking students to pay $75 for the advanced placement and international baccalaureate test fees that will be later this spring. >> an extra burden on the parents this year. >> yeah, it is. unfortunately but that is one
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of the things parents suggested to us that we put the fees in place rather than cutting teachers in the classroom. so we did that. >> reporter: best of luck. thank you for being with us. i know he's a busy man this morning. he is going to six or seven schools today so i will let you get on your way and one reminder for the parents that might be driving kids to who school this morning, remember to leave extra early because a lot of people are on the roads as people head back to work and back to school after the labor day weekend and summer break. also workers will head back to work at the discovery communications building. lindsey mast isdust is telling us what workers will see when they arrive this morning. >> reporter: a lot changed over the last six days. i spoke to a pokes woman with discovery channel and she said they have beefed up security and have taken a few days to go over the security plan. they are not willing to share those details just yet.
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employees took five days off because the company granted what it is called liberal leave but some have been back here to discovery headquarters. the company provided 12 grief counselors for employees and some people had to come back because they left opinional items inside during the evacuation. >> i was in the lobby by the atrium. i was on my way to a meeting at 1:00. and then around that time i was told that there was a gunman in the lobby. that we should all evacuate. >> reporter: security guard and two others were taken hostage. none were harmed. as these spokeswoman about this going back to work after this and she said that most people are anxious to get back inside and go to work. andrea, back to you. >> lindsey, before you go, you talked about beefed up security. does that also include arming the security guards? because the guard that was taken hostage didn't have a
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weapon last time. >> i asked about that specifically whether gasheds would be armed from now on and she said they are not yet ready to discuss their security plan. reporting live in silver spring, lency mast is-- lindsey mastis, 9 news now. youtube video shows how severe the fire was. horses were trapped in two barns that caught fire near the hollywood casino in charlestown. witnesses say people tried to rush in to say the animals as flames shot 50 feet in to the air. damage to the barns were put at $1.2 million. additional horses were rescued from two orprivately owned barns behind the track. crews are fighting a wildfire that destroyed dozens of homes in the colorado foothills them flames broke out yesterday near boulder. erratic 45-mile an hour winds are sending the fire in two directions at once.
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more than 1,000 homes have been evacuated. it's unclear what sparked the fire. our time is cnn 37 -- 6:36, a new report that says money can buy you happiness. money is hard to come by for a lot of people these days. we will catch up with people trying to find new ways to make ends meet. we have a good morning going on out there. clear skies. a couple of high clouds mixed in and temperatures in the 60s with some upper 50s from charlie in c.a.t. catlett steve in cross junction in the upper 50s but 65 out there and clear skies this morning by 9:00, sun will be out in full force. leesburg 70. manassas 70. fredericksburg upper 80s to around 70. as we where the lunch hour, the drier air heating up quickly. for the drive home this afternoon we will see temperatures about 90. area wide give or take a degree
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or two. angie, how's the tuesday virginia commute? we are focusing on route 50 an 29. check it out. very light traffic. volume is picking up a bit an just remember expect increased volume due to all the kids going back to school today. in annandale, all is a go at backlick and edsall. only a few drivers this way. and on the toll road, travelers are heading eastbound. picking up a little volume approaching the reston parkway making your way to the toll plaza. it is 6:37. 9 news now will be right
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we take you the top of the charts. this morning the hot topics on google.com. number one, tropical storm hermine. it could bring floods to south texas, maybe even rain to us by the week. number two is today's election
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news from australia. prime minister's party won another term. and tony blair and the protest surrounding his upcoming book tour. jessica doyle is off but we have a living smart report for you. millions of americans are looking for work these days and many more are taking on second jobs to help to pay the bills. bruce leshan looks a some options. >> one, two, three. >> reporter: jennifer has a full-time job as a manager of a downtown office building but she has taken a second job as a baby-sitter. >> it's been great. it has been a great opportunity for me to be able to continue to do what i love to do, which is baby-sitter. >> want me to hold it? >> reporter: he uses the website seekingsitters.com which connects her with parents looking for someone to watch their children. the american university business school graduate is among the 7 million people in the country working two or more jobs. >> in this economy, it is tough
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and it's nice to have a little extra money. >> seekingdust sitters dc franchise owner got in to the business because of her family's trouble with the economy. >> my his ban was laid off earlier this year and we decided if we are going to do this we do this now. >> reporter: while corporate pretax profits are surged $400 billion since the depth of the recession, wages and employment have failed to keep pace. >> happy labor day. >> reporter: for a lot of uncle sam's nieces and nephews the answer to that question is not that grit, more and more of us are struggling to find even one job. >> katlin brown, justin brown and marcus brown. >> i am still looking for a job. yawn, it's really difficult to find employment these days. >> allows me to have a second job. i feel blessed definitely. >> layoffs and stagnating wages may force more workers to take more work just to stay even. in rockville, bruce leshan, 9
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news now. >> money can't buy love but can buy happiness up to a point. that's the findings of a new report out from the national academy of fines. it says emotional well being increases with sally but once your paycheck hits $75,000 a year the relationship between money and happiness begins to level off. now the same study finds as you have probably guessed, were happier on the weekends. this morning on the website, re- asking you can money buy happiness? vote in our poll when you visit wusa9.com. we certainly like to use the money to buy another forecast like we had this holiday weekend. >> it you great the last few days have been great. the nats an the terps yesterday and virginia tech game. exciting games. great weather. weir back to school and that is exciting. >> a renaissance if you will. we don't have a renaissance but the same old summertime heat which is what we are dealing
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with today and tomorrow but changes by thursday and friday that you are going to like. the bus stop forecast, courtesy of momslikeme.com. we are looking at clear skies, mild conditions this morning. 60s and 70s out there. sun came up three minutes ago at 6:82. this afternoon. a lot of sunshine. 84 by noon. 88 at 5:00. we will top off around 90. maybe low 90s in one or two spots. tonight clear to partly cloudy, lows in the 60s to low 70s by wednesday morning southwest winds at 5:00. the sunset 7:29. another hot day tomorrow. it will be breezy at times as the front comes through and while i have not written it down there's a slight chance that we will see an isolated shower but rain chances are fairly low. temperatures across the board, a 0s in pennsylvania. to 70 in town. a lot of 50s and 60s out there but nothing really chilly like the last couple of mornings where some areas in the 30s.
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50s in martinsburg, cross junction, peterburg in the mid- 50s. manassas 57. catlett 58. bill in newlisten, lake tappahannock in the mid-60s. 70 at national. mostly sunny skies out. there south winds 8 miles an hour and the barometer is holding strong at 30.189. the high pressure is pulling away. you can see it off the eastern seaboard. the winds from the south and southwest ahead of the front it is cool. casper this morning has frost in wyoming. under the high pressure. the low spinning up in the northern plains. taking the showers mainly knot. a little front here. see a couple of showers kansas and look at the rain in texas from hermine and a turn watch in the right front quadrant of the tropical storm with a definite center of circulation. storm at 5:00 was 80 to 90
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miles from brownsville pulling away. winds down to 50 miles an hour. the winds will weaken but the rains there move in to central and northern texas today in to oklahoma. and then kansas and missouri as we head to thursday and looks like some of the moisture might get caught up in a front coming for the weekend. so by sunday, it may bin creasing our rain chances and we have a football game at fedex field on send night. nine future cast. watching the front through the afternoon here. there will be showers tomorrow morning, pennsylvania. starting -- this is a little new data, starting to kick up angie isolated shower. then the front comes through and one or two showers are possible south an east and a front pushes through by evening and a nice cool start to thursday. i think some temperatures in the 40s by thursday morning in the mountains. here's the seven-day forecast, 90 today. 90 tomorrow. a slight chance of a shower on wednesday. thursday, we are looking at 78. we cool down nicely for friday also.
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and then sunday a chance of showers with the temperature of 84. 6:48. angie, take it away. >> creeping closer to the 7:00 hour. and right now it looks like we have a new accident to tell you about. it is 95 northbound. we will move it outside. it is route 1. it is taking away the left lane for drivers and also the left shoulder. actually two left lanes i'm hearing drivers are squeezing by on the right shoulder and using the ritalin and this is causing a backup. you saw that on the map starting at dale city and slow newington to backlick. now, over to 395, as we continue to this roadway, the northbound trip is below speed between the beltway an seminary and from the pentagon to the 18th street bridge. no surprise there. 66 eastbound, you are delay is between 234 and 28. and then again we are hearing word of an accident off to the right shoulder. that's near route 28. 50 to nutley, you are below speed, as well.
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wrapping up with 270, looks like drivers are stuck in congestion that stretches from father hurley to the split. andrea, over to you. >> thank you, angie. the time is 49. new this morning, mayor fenty picks up another key endorsement one week before the mayoral primary. the washington examiner is backing the incumbent mayor. it cites his overhauling of dc schools, crime fighting and improving city services. this week, the loudoun county board of supervisors is expected to make a ruling on religious holiday displays at public buildings. a ban on christmas displays caused controversy last year. before making a decision the board will hold a public hearing tonight at 6:30 inside of the county government center. that's at 1 harrisson street southeast in leesburg. that story is from the leesburg page on the new news where you live website. get stories for more than 50 local communities. check it out today by visiting
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wusa9.com. in sports the nationals go for their first four-game winning streak of the season. they host the mets tonight. game time 7:05. a thriller last night between virginia tech an boise state. in in the fourth quarter, the broncos moore finds austin for the winning score. hokies lose 33-30. it is 6:50. 70 degrees here in northwest washington. well, summer is officially over this morning in northern virginia. in three minutes, the latest on going back to
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here's what is in the news now. it is back to school today across northern virginia. that includes here at washington lee high school in arlington. expect company on the roads and watch for children walking to school. the red line is back open this morning. five stations from glenmont to tacoma were closed all weekend
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for track work. metro say the work went according to schedule. and tropical storm hermine is soaking south texas this morning. it could bring a foot of rain to areas like mcallen and galveston. hermine fist came ashore yesterday in mexico. we have a nice day for the first day of school for virginians an we are going to 84 at lunchtime. 88 driving home with a high temperature of 90. angie will have a look at the tuesday traffic an i will have this seven-day forecast when we [ female announcer ] why settle for plain bread
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jerry lewis telethon. the effort to help victims of muscular dystrophy raised 58 phone $9 million. this was the 45th annual telethon. the 21.5 hour even ridge nateed in las vegas and was aired on 170 television stations across the nation? ierry, still going strong for a great cause. 86 eastbound our biggest delay that we are finding out there from 234 to 28 you are slow and then again from 50 to nutley. next we move to maryland on the outer loop. we are looking at an extra ten minutes from 95 to georgia avenue. probably not a bad idea to bring the sun shades. we have glare out there. in the district, live conditions on the key bridge. traffic is picking up. coming in from rosslyn in to g- town. over to howard. >> a nice day. you saw the sunshine on the traffic camera. going to be around 90 this afternoon. front comes through tomorrow. a slight chance of a shower with it. still warm and breezy and much cooler and pleasant on thursday and friday. over the weekend, in the 80s
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with a chance of showers and the home opener with dallas on sunday evening. could be a few showers and a reminder you can get my forecast with lou and lori on wash fm in the mornings. >> very good. the "early show" is next and they will have the latest on the wildfires in colorado and more on the president's new $50 billion infrastructure plan. >> our next news is at noon. this until then go to wusa9.com for the latest news, weather and traffic. >> we hope to see you starting 4:25 tomorrow morning. untillen this, have a great tuesday and remember, to make room for the school buses. the kids are back at school. have a good

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